As an employee in the state of Nebraska, you expect your employer to provide you with a safe work environment in exchange for your labor. If they failed to hold up their end of the bargain, and you were injured on the job, you have the right to pursue financial compensation.
Work injury claims often involve complex legalities and insurance processes. A team of skilled attorneys can walk you through each step as you pursue a fair outcome. When you need legal guidance after an Omaha workplace injury, contact us at Salerno & Leavitt. We represent employees throughout the city, as well as those in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Taking action immediately following your workplace injury is instrumental to the success of your claim. A misstep could prevent you from receiving full benefits, or any benefits at all. If you were hurt on the job, be sure to take the following steps:
Report your injury to your employer. Don’t give your employer’s attorneys the opportunity to prove that your injury wasn’t caused on company property or during your shift. Make sure to keep a copy of the notice (including the date of the injury and a description of the incident) to be used as evidence if needed.
Seek medical attention. Tell your healthcare provider that your injury occurred at work. When your doctor’s notes indicate the injury happened at your place of work, you may have a greater chance at receiving compensation.
Talk to an attorney. Your injury already occurred on your employer’s watch. You can’t count on them to protect your best interests when it comes to your compensation. Start working with a legal professional who can advocate for your rights.
It can be intimidating to challenge your employer. However, you need to put your best interests first. When an injury is threatening your future and your livelihood, you deserve to be compensated accordingly.
The damages you’re able to recover after a workplace accident may vary based on the incident and severity of your injuries. Your benefits have the potential to cover:
Medical expenses, including hospital bills, physical therapy costs, and prescriptions
Lost wages, based on either total or partial disability
Permanent partial loss of a member, in the event that you lose a body part
Permanent partial loss to the body as a whole, if there is permanent damage to the whole body
Temporary partial benefits, which can be awarded if you can work but not to the extent you could before your injury
Vocational rehabilitation, giving you a chance to be re-trained in your role or one more suitable to your new circumstances
Wrongful death, which can be awarded to a surviving spouse or children
Contact us at Salerno & Leavitt to learn more about the benefits you may qualify for in Nebraska or Iowa.
The laws surrounding Nebraska workers’ compensation can be tricky, and insurance companies rarely make things easier. Retaining the services of an attorney may be able to lessen any burdens you’re facing. You should contact a legal professional if you’re experiencing any of the following situations:
Your employer is denying you were injured on the job.
The insurer claims your injury existed before your accident.
You’re being denied workers’ compensation benefits.
You’re not being compensated for work missed as a result of your injury.
Your benefits stopped before you fully recovered from your injury.
If any of the above scenarios sound familiar, get in touch with us Salerno & Leavitt. As dedicated work injury attorneys, we’re ready to go to bat for you in or outside the courtroom.
We have over four decades of combined experience that we’ll put to work for you. We want to take the stress of your work injury claim off your plate so you can focus on recovering. Our goal is to help you understand your rights as an employee and leverage them in your fight for compensation.
If you’ve been a victim of your employer’s wrongdoing, reach out to us. We’ll set you up with a free consultation at our office in Omaha, Nebraska. We are also available to serve clients in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Hold your employer accountable for your work injury. At Salerno & Leavitt, we’re ready to skillfully represent you as you pursue financial compensation. We work with clients in both Omaha, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa. Get in touch with us today to set up a free consultation.